Facebook Messenger launches two multiplayer video chat AR games

Due to go live on Facebook Messenger today (August 8th, 2018) are two new video games using AR filter technology to allow users to challenge their friends at the same time as catching up with them on video chat. The multiplayer video chat AR games allow you to play with up to six people at a…

The Digest: Elon Musk’s next mission… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Elon Musk's next mission: internet satellites | The Wall Street Journal "Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk shook up the automotive and aerospace industries with electric cars and cheap rockets. Now, he is focused on satellites, looking at ways to make smaller, less-expensive models that can deliver Internet access across the globe, according to people…

Facebook launches new chatroom app … funnily enough, called Rooms

Facebook has launched a new app, called Rooms, that lets you create anonymous chatrooms and post about anything you want - without having to give your real name. Yes, because that is just what the internet needs at the moment - more anonymous loons. "Rooms, a Facebook Creative Labs app, is available today on iOS…

Now Facebook will pay users to experiment on them

Facebook appears to have learnt its lesson from the recent outcry over experiments that it carried out on its users. Sky News reports that Facebook is offering actual money to people who are willing to test out its new photo-messaging app, Slingshot. “Calling all Slingshot fans! Join our hand-picked group working to make the app…

William Shatner is not a fan of Facebook Mentions

It's Facebook, Jim, but not quite as you like it. Canadian actor William Shatner — variously famous as eccentric lawyer Denny Crane on Boston Legal, beat cop TJ Hooker, womanising starship captain James T Kirk and a "singer" — is, unlike most 83-year-olds, quite a dab hand at social media. And he's not backward in…

Facebook adds "I've Voted" button for General Election

If you're a UK resident and haven't been living under a stone for the last month, you'll know that today is vote-casting day in one of the most closely run General Elections in recent history. Facebook, recognising its platform's ability…

Facebook Lite closes its doors

Facebook Lite has been shut down by Facebook, after going live just recently in September of last year. The service was intended to offer a low-bandwidth version of the social network. It stripped Facebook back to its basics (status updates,…